The Chart Scoop | Foo Fighters and Cardi B Take No. 1 Honors
What’s the chart scoop this week? Foo Fighters take ‘Concrete and Gold’ to no. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Cardi B Dethrones Taylor Swift on the Hot 100.
Honestly, it wasn’t a very good week on the Billboard 200. A number of the albums that were released on September 8, 2017, and arrived on the chart the following week, saw steep falls. This week, the best performing album isn’t a shocker – Concrete and Gold, courtesy of Foo Fighters. Concrete and Gold performed well, moving 127,000 units (more than 94% album sales). The only other new albums that debuted in the top 10 were courtesy of a K-Pop band (BTS, Love Yourself: Here, no. 7) and a veteran country duo (Big & Rich, Did it for the Party, no. 10).
On the Billboard Hot 100, Taylor Swift has been dethroned. Cardi B makes history (as predicted weeks ago by yours truly) to claim the no. 1 spot with “Bodak Yellow.” Post Malone, another candidate for the no. 1 spot this week, sees “Rockstar” bow at no. 2.
Billboard 200 Grooves
- Foo Fighters debut at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Concrete and Gold.
- Thomas Rhett, who relinquishes the no. 1 spot to Foo Fighters, sees Life Changes slip to no. 3.
- K-pop band BTS makes chart history, debuting at no. 7 with Love Yourself: Her.
- Big & Rich debuts at no. 10 with Did it for the Party.
- Nothing More sees The Stories We Tell Ourselves launch at no. 15.
- Prophets of Rage sees its self-titled debut launch at no. 16.
- Superfruit debuts at no. 29 with Future Friends.
- Greg Allman’s posthumous album, Southern Blood, slips from no. 11 to no. 31 in its second week.
- Dustin Lynch sees Current Mood slide 25 spots from no. 7 to no. 32.
- The National experiences a horrid second week. Sleep Well Beast slides from no. 2 to no. 44!
- After a respectable debut week, ODESZA sees their latest album, A Moment Apart, slide 48 spots down the chart from no. 3 to no. 51.
- Katy Perry experiences a boost as Witness ascends 101 spots from no. 158 to no. 57.
- Kevin Gates’ album, By Any Means 2, arrives a week early on the charts at no. 100.
- Galantis debuts on the Billboard 200 at no. 102.
- Jack Johnson undoubtedly experiences a crappy second week on the Billboard 200. All the Light Above It Too slides 101 spots from no. 5 to no. 106.
- Kip Moore may have a Slowheart, but he also has slow sales. Slowheart nosedives fom no. 10 to no. 108.
- Musiq Soulchild debuts tepidly. Feel the Real lands at no. 126.
- Neil Young sees Hitchhiker free fall from no. 20 to no. 127.
- Ricky Dillard & New G sees 10 launch at no. 143.
- Ariel Pink launches at no. 193 with Dedicated to Bobby Jameson.
Billboard Hot 100
- Cardi B ascends from no. 2 to no. 1 with “Bodak Yellow.” It was inevitable.
- Post Malone debuts at no. 2 with “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage.
- Taylor Swift sees “Look What You Made Me Do” slip from no. 1 to no. 3 after three weeks at no. 1.
- Yo Gotti, assisted by Nicki Minaj, sees “Rake It Up” reenter the top 10, reaching a new peak at no. 8.
- Portugal. The Man earns a top-10 single with “Feel It Still,” which ascends from no. 14 to no. 10.
- Sam Smith takes a tumble this week, as “Too Good at Goodbyes” slips from no. 5 to no. 16. Even so, it experiences gains in performance, specifically earning biggest gain in airplay.
- Imagine Dragons sees “Thunder” ascend 10 spots from no. 40 to no. 30.
- ZAYN sees “Dusk Till Dawn” slide from no. 44 to no. 63.
- Niall Horan debuts at no. 66 with “Too Much to Ask.”
- Gucci Mane debuts at no. 67 with “Curve,” featuring The Weeknd.